Other Services

Coaching / Transition Services

Many very capable adolescents and young adults struggle in transitioning effectively from high school into college, or from college into the working world.  Our Coaching and Transitions Department helps turn that struggle into an adventure.

Our team of certified coaches assess a person’s strengths that will allow them to navigate these challenging transitions in an effective fashion and to find the optimal environment to continue studies or to develop a career.

Executive Functions Coaching

Executive Functions Coaching provides support to foster independent learning. It is designed for children, teens, college students and adults who have difficulty:

  • Maintaining focus for extended periods,
  • Initiating tasks
  • Remembering oral directions
  • Breaking down larger assignments
  • Organizing materials
  • Arranging ideas in writing
  • Planning ahead
  • Anticipating consequences
  • Completing or handing in assignments.

Our team of Executive Functions Coaches works individually with students who exhibit a gap between knowing what they should do and actually following through with it.  We evaluate a student’s level of functioning, and trhen implement interventions designed to improve emotional, behavioral, and cognitive control by shaping behaviors and helping students develop compensatory skills and strategies.

High School to College

Find the perfect college fit.  Finding the right college can sometimes feel like finding a needle in a haystack.  Not to worry, we can help!

Student Coaching is a unique coaching focused on high school students including:

  • All students choosing colleges
  • Students thinking about a gap year
  • Students looking for the right high school or boarding school entering as sophomores
  • Students who may be experiencing a change in schools
  • Students wanting to develop their executive functioning skills
  • Students seeking coping mechanisms to deal with stress, pressure or conflict

Our Specialist Coaches will…

  • Help students identify who they are, who they want to be, and the skills they need for their journey.
  • Design an inspirational and collaborative exploration.
  • Demystify college choices and bring the excitement back
  • Transfer meaningful learning to set each student up for their personal success
  • Recognize that personality is as important as academic or athletic capability
  • Provide opportunity to share fears, hopes, dreams and concerns in a safe confidential environment
  • Enable students to take ownership and accountability of their choices and their opportunities.

Career Coaching

Career Coaching helps you develop a career plan and strategy that will help identify strengths, challenges and opportunities. It helps you formulate realistic and achievable expectations.

Career Coaching can help in all phases of your work-life including:

  • Recent graduates who aren’t sure how to get started – how to determine the work they’re best suited for
  • Someone actively working but looking to change jobs or careers, or perhaps find something more fulfilling
  • Individuals looking to reenter the workforce

Your Career Coach can:

  • Help you align your skills, background and aspirations to a rewarding career/profession
  • Work with you to create your story of who you are, what you’re looking to achieve, and how you would bring value to an organization
  • Create a resume that effectively reflects your experience and achievements with an eye to your desired career
  • Refine and improve your interview skills and presence
  • Help you create a strategy for job searches

A Career Coach will effectively guide and support you through these changes, providing you with confidence, insight, encouragement and inspiration.

Life Coaching

Life Coaching builds the awareness needed to take you from where you are, to where you want to be – helping you learn how to make choices that create an effective, balanced and fulfilling life. You determine what’s important, define goals, and make a plan to achieve the desired outcome. Life Coaching is solution-focused.

Life Coaching will benefit you if:

  • You’re having a difficult time communicating or connecting with some of the people in your life
  • You’re a parent struggling with a teenager
  • You’re an empty-nester looking for a new path
  • You’re looking to re-invent yourself after spousal loss or divorce
  • You recently moved to a new location

Life Coaching provides a structure of support to move you into action and live the life you imagined.

Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching inspires Leaders at all levels to make behavioral changes that create a transformation that will improve their professional performance and personal satisfaction, and unlock their potential.

Executive Coaching helps leaders:

  • Clarify their personal and organizational goals
  • Build the self-awareness needed to effectively lead and inspire
  • Remove barriers they may have created and take action and attain results
  • Elevate their ‘presence’ to be seen and accepted as a person in authority.

An Executive Coach will provide a confidential and supportive sounding board to their clients. They ask questions, challenge assumptions, provide clarity and resources, and yes, sometimes, with permission, provide advice. They often administer and help interpret 360 tools and behavioral assessments, conduct confidential interviews to help a client gain self-awareness, and establish development goals. Our coaches have extensive experience working with clients at the C-suite level as well as Directors, Managers and independent contributors.

Aptitude Testing

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Our Aptitude tests are designed to help determine a person’s potential or ability in a particular skill or field of knowledge.  Aptitude tests are ideal for high school students, and can be useful with career coaching, as they help determine an individual’s propensity to succeed in a given activity.

Aptitude tests help:

  • Assess which careers align with their personal strengths
  • Identify majors that could lead them to careers matching their potential
  • Figure out what they want to do with their lives
  • Identify their strengths and weaknesses
  • Highlight abilities and interests
  • Discover your inner talents
  • Check out your options

We offer the following Aptitude Tests:

  • Differential Aptitude Testing
  • VARK Learning Styles Questionnaire
  • Wonderlic Complete Cognitive Test
  • 3Smartcubes Test

Lumina Spark

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Lumina Spark inspires people to develop the skills most needed today and in the future. It is ideal for high school students as well as for career and life coaching clients. It is a cutting-edge personality assessment tool that reveals your whole personality by measuring 3 personas – underlying, every day, and overextended. It provides a report unique to the individual with an accurate reading of a person’s strengths and developmental areas. The model is simple to understand, yet it contains great depth by directly measuring 72 personality qualities. Lumina is unique and provides your information through an App so your information is always readily available to you.

Lumina Spark provides:

  • Increased self-awareness, adaptability and agility
  • A growth mindset
  • An ability to lead self and others
  • Improved working relationships
  • An understanding of how to cope with stress

Our Lumina Specialists administer the tool as follows:

  • A personal phone call to the client explains what Lumina Spark is, how to take the assessment and what to expect in the debrief
  • The client will then be sent an explanatory follow up email with a link to the assessment, which takes approximately 30 minutes to complete
  • You will then receive your full Lumina Spark Profile Document (40 pages) and an explanatory Workbook
  • Your Lumina Spark Specialist Practitioner will schedule an in person meeting (this can also be done remotely) to debrief you on the details of your Lumina Spark Profile
  • Follow-up coaching can be arranged to dig deeper into the results.
  • Additional life, career or student coaching is also available.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

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The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator shows differing psychological preferences in how people innately perceive the world around them and make decisions. The MBTI instrument sorts for preferences and does not measure trait, ability, or character. MBTI is ideal for clients looking to take an introspective assessment that can help refine and develop the skills needed to further personal and professional goals and aspirations.

MBTI helps you:

  • Understand differences between yourself and others, making it a real people skill
  • Avoid and resolve conflicts by better understanding yourself and others
  • Reduce stress through better understanding and appreciate different strengths
  • Aide career development
  • Assist communication strategies
  • Understand how to give effective feedback
  • Develop emotional intelligence
  • Improve and change culture
  • Identify gaps in the team

Our MBTI Specialists administer the tool as follows:

  • A personal phone call to the client explaining what MBTI is, how to take the assessment and what to expect in the report
  • The client will be sent an explanatory follow up email and an in-person 2 hour meeting will be scheduled.
  • At the meeting the client receives information about the personality types and how they intersect with one another, takes the online assessment, receives their MBTI results, and debriefs the results with the Specialist.
  • Follow-up meetings may be requested and scheduled for more in-depth coaching.

Additional life, career or student coaching is also available.

MEDICATION / PSYCHIATRY

Some behavioral health conditions are most effectively treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medication. Our Sasco River Center clinicians are trained to recognize when a client would benefit from consultation with our medical team. Our Board-Certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist or Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner will then provide comprehensive services,

Including:

  • Full psychiatric evaluations
  • Medication consultation
  • Ongoing psychiatric treatment
  • AD/HD Medication Management
  • Concussion assessment and interventions

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Physical therapy (PT), also known as physiotherapy, is one of the allied health professions that, by using evidence-based kinesiology, electrotherapy, shockwave modality, exercise prescription, joint mobilization and health education, treats conditions such as chronic or acute pain, soft tissue injuries, cartilage damage, arthritis, gait disorders and physical impairments typically of musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, neurological and endocrinological origins. Physical therapy is used to improve a patient’s physical functions through physical examination, diagnosis, prognosis, physical intervention, rehabilitation and patient education. It is practiced by physical therapists (known as physiotherapists in many countries).

NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING

Balanced nutrition can have a significant impact on a child’s overall psychological and physical health. Moreover, a healthy nutrition program has been shown by research to positively influence children’s self-esteem, energy, and ability to concentrate.

Sasco River Center offers individual nutrition advice, taking into account your child’s and your family’s needs. We can provide meal and snack ideas, shopping lists, healthy recipes, guidance on making healthful food choices, and suggestions for increasing physical activity. We also offer healthy shopping guidance trips and pantry makeovers.

EDUCATION / SCHOOL ADVOCACY

Sasco River Center’s education advocacy team will empower you with the information and strategies you need to have productive and positive conversations with your child’s school, help you understand what your child’s educational rights are, and teach you how to work with the child’s education team to structure the best plan for your child. Our services cover:

  • Complete educational record review
  • Preparation for eligibility meetings, annual reviews, and other school meetings
  • Advocacy services at IEP (Individualized Education Program) and 504 meetings
  • Review of IEP and strategies to track implementation
  • Parent coaching in preparation for meetings
  • Assistance with requesting evaluations from your child’s school
  • Letter writing
  • Referrals for legal representation

S4 STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOPS

Essential Study Skills

In our Middle and High School workshops, students learn practical step-by-step study skills such as ways to organize, take notes, manage time, prepare for tests, and use executive functioning strategies. These are essential skills in today’s competitive academic environment. Our evidence and pedagogical-based study skills, program, teaches students how to use and apply study skills, executive function, organization, and time-management, across their academic work. The S4 program was designed using a rigorous scope and sequence methodology, with easy-to-implement skills, tools and strategies that students can use and apply immediately. We teach students the tools needed to focus, establish discipline, think critically, and become independent learners to prepare them for lifelong learning, in and out of school.

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